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CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Narrogin
The Shire of Narrogin traineeship will support a Finance Officer trainee to undertake a Certificate III in Local Government to develop skills and knowledge in local government in order to provide quality and efficient customer service, financial information and administration support to the Corporate and Community Services team. This traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which highlights an ageing workforce and lack of succession planning, particularly in the Finance department. The trainee will be familiarising themselves with a broad range of roles across the department which will in turn ensure the Shire has the potential to access a trained employee who has the ability to fulfil a role or vacancy that has been identified within the department.
Wheatbelt
$16,245
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Narrogin
The Shire of Narrogin traineeship will support a trainee Horticulturalist to undertake a Certificate II in Horticulture to develop relevant skills and knowledge in the tasks required to maintain and upgrade the Shire's parks and gardens. This will also enable the trainee to correctly and safely operate the required plant and equipment. This traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which highlights an ageing workforce and lack of succession planning. The trainee will be provided with a broad range of skills and knowledge which will in turn result in the Shire having the potential to access an already trained employee with the ability to fulfil a role where a gap or vacancy has been identified.
Wheatbelt
$16,345
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Moora
The Shire of Moora will support a Business Administration trainee to undertake a Certificate III in Local Government to learn and develop the skills necessary to deliver quality administration and clerical support to Shire of Moora teams. This experience will include exposure to different areas within the Shire such as executive services, finance and corporate services as well as engineering and health/planning directorates. The traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which identifies an ageing workforce and the implementation of strategies to fulfil the supply and demand for qualified officers within the organisation. The engaging of local trainees within the Shire also promotes the retention of youth in the town which has an effect on business, recreation and service industries.
Wheatbelt
$19,266
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Wongan-Ballidu
The Shire of Wongan-Ballidu traineeship will support a Customer Service/Administration trainee to undertake a Certificate II in Business to assist in developing competencies in all aspects of customer service at the Community Resource Centre (CRC). This position and the duties that will be undertaken have been identified in line with CRC policies and procedures. The traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which is seen as a priority in meeting the current and future needs of the Shire's workforce by recruiting and retaining sufficient skilled staff due to the ageing of the current workforce. This will also provide a local young person with the skills and experience to assist in their future and potential long term employment within the Shire.
Wheatbelt
$16,072
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Moora
The Shire of Moora traineeship will support a Construction trainee to undertake a Certificate II in Construction Pathways to develop the skills and knowledge in order to assist with construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of various structures and buildings within the Shire. The engaging of local trainees within the Shire also promotes the retention of youth in the town which has an effect on business, recreation and service industries. The traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which identifies a strategy that fulfils the supply and demand for qualified officers within the organisation. Employing this trainee also enables the Shire to manage succession planning and develop careers for young people in the town.
Wheatbelt
$18,084
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Moora
The Shire of Moora traineeship will support a Childcare trainee to undertake a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to develop the skills and knowledge in caring for children, behavioural management and working with other staff. This training will also include having input into program planning and the preparation of activities. It provides a pathway for a long term career in Childcare and working towards the Diploma of Childcare. The traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which identifies a strategy that fulfils the supply and demand for qualified educators at the childcare centre. Employing a trainee also enables the Shire to sustain this vital service that is provided to the community and assists in the retention of young people in the town which has an effect on business, recreation and service industries.
Wheatbelt
$20,000
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Katanning
The Shire of Katanning traineeship will support a Community Services trainee to undertake a Certificate III in Community Services, who will have the benefit of working within two business units of the Shire - Community Development and Library Services. The trainee will develop skills and knowledge for working with community groups in developing and implementing community programs and activities as well as efficient customer service interactions. This traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Plan which identifies key business units within the Community Services Division such as the Katanning Library, public halls, community development and youth services. The plan commits to three trainees and strategies that form strategic alliances with universities, Central TAFE and business networks. This will enable the Shire to target local young leaders and map and articulate career paths and succession plans.
Wheatbelt
$17,793
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of Katanning
The Shire of Katanning traineeship will support a trainee Recreation Officer to undertake a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation to develop relevant skills and knowledge in performing a broad range of recreational service functions to support the operation of the Katanning Leisure Centre. This traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Plan which identifies the Katanning Leisure Centre as a business unit and a primary hub for sporting, recreational and community activities. The plan commits to three trainees and strategies that form strategic alliances with universities, Central TAFE and business networks. This will enable the Shire to target local young leaders and map and articulate career paths and succession plans.
Wheatbelt
$17,040
CLGF Youth Development Traineeship Program2016/2017Shire of East Pilbara
The Shire of East Pilbara traineeship will support an Aquatic Officer trainee to undertake a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation to develop relevant skills and knowledge in order to provide quality service in an aquatic, recreational environment including lifeguarding duties and safe pool operation. The traineeship supports the Shire's Workforce Development Plan which, following a review, identified the recruitment and retention of an Aquatic Officer as an extreme level of risk. providing this traineeship will assist in reducing the risk and allow for succession planning and also prevent service interruptions which have both a financial and reputational impact on the Shire.
Pilbara
$20,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Wagin
The Shire of Wagin will host a series of workshops on a range of topics that were determined through a survey of local seniors. These workshops will include such topics as, guardianship, advocacy, power of attorney, wills and estates, transition into care facilities, swimming pool exercises, gopher maintenance and driving tips. Relevant agencies will conduct a morning workshop at the Home and Community Care and an afternoon session of the same workshops will be held at the Waratah Lodge. Clients, families, and any other interest parties may attend the sessions.
Wheatbelt
$2,500
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Victoria Plains
The Shire of Victoria Plains will implement a health and exercise program to aid in the prevention of injury and improve the physical and mental wellbeing of local seniors. Group exercise classes will be developed and delivered by a local fitness instructor to improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility. The sessions will also provide an opportunity for social interaction with other community members. The project aims to assist seniors remain living in their homes and community for longer through increased strength and wellbeing.
Wheatbelt
$5,355
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Nannup
The Shire of Nannup will undertake a home maintenance program for seniors in need and who live in the shire. The project will include, but is not limited to, home maintenance, gardening, fire preparedness, changing smoke detectors, providing firewood, and cleaning windows. Consultation with seniors has identified that they do not want to ask for assistance. The program targets senior residents who do not qualify for the Nannup Community Care assistance or services to help them to remain living in Nannup and to improve socialisation and connection to the community. A project officer will be appointed to administer and promote the program within the community.
South West
$17,486
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Capel
The Shire of Capel will implement a three-tier program to meet the needs of seniors, in response to community feedback acquired during the age-friendly communities planning. The Shire will provide: (1) transport to enable seniors who reside in the Shire to complete their weekly shopping and attend medical appointments in the City of Bunbury. (2) computer lessons that enable seniors to be included in the information and communication technologies. (3) social outings to encourage seniors to forge social relationships with other seniors who live in the community.
South West
$14,535
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Busselton
The City of Busselton will implement digital literacy education to upskill seniors and increase their technological resilience. Seniors will have increased confidence, skills and online safety when using digital technology. The project aims to enhance the City’s ability to recognise the great diversity among older people, promote their decisions and lifestyle choices, and anticipate and respond flexibly to age-related needs and preferences.
South West
$6,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes
The Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes will provide intra-Shire transport at no cost to users for a six-month period to assess the feasibility and popularity of a regular public transport link between towns in the Shire. A working group of senior community members and service providers will be established for community consultation and continual improvement.
South West
$10,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Mandurah
The City of Mandurah will conduct an intergenerational project that brings together children and seniors to participate in storytime sessions in the local libraries, care facilities, and public places. The project will provide opportunities and services for seniors and their carers and families to socialise together and provide sharing activities with children. Research demonstrates that socialising with other generations can have a positive impact on an older person’s memory and mental abilities. The project advocates for community members to volunteer and work alongside people with dementia to decrease negative stereotypes about the older population and increase social skills throughout the community.
Peel
$15,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Greater Geraldton
The City of Greater Geraldton will implement a program that encourages local enterprises to apply to become registered Senior User-friendly Businesses (SUB). This will ensure that a business provides customer service that acknowledges the needs of older people and assists seniors to access goods and services. The project aims to contribute to creating a city that adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people.
Mid West
$9,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Melville
The City of Melville, in collaboration with the City of Belmont, will develop and implement a pilot project that creates opportunities for vulnerable seniors through engagement and social participation. The project aims to build community capacity in order to better-respond to individuals who are at risk of social isolation. The project will provide local connectors who will promote the project throughout the community to raise awareness of age-friendly communities and to attract participation by local volunteers. A referral point for people at risk of social isolation will be developed by ConnectGroups by expanding their current database to include the community organisations and activities within the City of Melville.
Metropolitan - South West
$20,000
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Fremantle
The City of Fremantle will implement the Garden Party Collective project that provides an opportunity for younger seniors to become local community change-makers and community connectors. The neighbourhood is an ideal framework to enable and promote the benefits of getting together without any other purpose than conversing between likeminded residents. The regular gatherings will be the mechanism to develop micro-communities where seniors are empowered to lead. The program will provide a safe, inclusive and positive environment, encouraging active participation and intergenerational exchange.
Metropolitan - South West
$10,360
Age-Friendly Communities Local Government Grants Program2016/2017City of Belmont
The City of Belmont will implement an intergenerational project to create opportunities for both younger and older people to engage in exchanging skills, sharing life experiences and the development of greater confidence in order to communicate across generations. A facilitator will be engaged to lead the sessions of the program and a number of volunteers will be recruited to provide additional support. Through the building of relationships and the sharing of skills and knowledge, participants will gain a greater understanding of the diversity of the community they live in.
Metropolitan - South East
$11,550
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